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Misleading Graphics

Misleading Graphics

Author: Katherine Williams

This lesson will introduce how to recognize misleading graphics.

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Terms to Know
Misleading Graphic

A graph meant to mislead a reader or make a reader feel or believe a certain way.

Perceptual Distortion

Using area or three-dimensional visual tricks to make certain values appear bigger or smaller than they are.


The way an axis on a graph is measured. Inappropriate scaling can lead to a misleading graph.